J. Phys. IV France
Volume 107, May 2003
Page(s) 553 - 556

J. Phys. IV France
107 (2003) 553
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030363

French spatial distribution of lead (Pb) and iron (Fe) using mosses as biomonitors

S. Gombert1, R. Losno2, S. Leblond1, 2 and C. Rausch de Traubenberg1

1  Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Département Régulations, Développement et Diversité Moléculaire, USM 505, Écosystèmes et Interactions Toxiques, 12 rue Buffon, 75231 Paris cedex 05, France
2  LISA, Universités Paris 7 et 12, UMR 7583 du CNRS, Faculté des Sciences, 61 avenue du Général de Gaulle, 94010 Créteil cedex, France

Data of the second French moss survey carried out in the context of the European programme "Atmospheric heavy metal deposition in Europe based on moss analysis" are presented. Field sampling, laboratory conditioning and analytical procedures are described. The spatial distribution of Pb and Fe concentrations in mosses is described from maps and box plots according to French divisions.

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